Department of Regional NSW
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District Vet

District Vet

  • 499836
  • Animal Care
  • Community
  • Full time ongoing role located in Armidale, northern NSW
  • Applications from candidates looking for part time positions also welcomed
  • Annual salary from $81,158 pa to $127,332 pa + super (dependent on experience)

Diversity and inclusion are core values of the Department of Regional NSW. We encourage applications from people with a range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. This includes differences in culture, gender, sexual orientation, language and disability status or other attributes. The Department of Regional NSW is a workplace where everyone is able to contribute and participate to their full potential, and we are proud to have a team that reflects the richness and complexity of the regional NSW communities we serve.

Where will l work?

Armidale is an emerging regional city in the Northern Tablelands Local Land Services  region of NSW. It has a climate of four very distinct seasons and is well serviced with excellent community amenities. There are multiple flights daily to Sydney and Brisbane together with many schooling options in the private and public sector as well as the University of New England at your doorstep. The coast is just a couple of hours away and our National Parks are just waiting for you to discover. Join us in the New England High Country and make your lifestyle dreams a reality.

Why Choose NTLLS?

  • At Local Land Services we offer employees the opportunity to shine and work with a team of supportive professionals
  • LLS supports and encourages you to achieve a work/life balance through our flexible working conditions
  • LLS offers an attractive salary with opportunities for professional development and progression
  • LLS is committed to career development and progression by way of continuing education programs and a mentoring program in order to become an expert in herd and flock disease investigation and management
  • You will work in a fantastic team atmosphere where collaboration and cooperation is encouraged across the business
  • We provide a wide variety of services and you can develop skills in areas including emergency management, particular species of interest as well as assisting local farmers to improve their on-farm biosecurity and animal health

What will my average day look like?
As a District Veterinarian with LLS you will spend your day working as part of an experienced team of veterinarians and Biosecurity Officers who undertake field based prevention, preparedness, detection and response activities for animal biosecurity and animal welfare. At Local Land Services we believe in working together so teamwork is a must whilst providing exceptional client services. Check out this video which shows a little about being a District Vet with LLS.

What you need

You will need a degree in Veterinary Science registrable in NSW (or can be), are registered with the NSW Veterinary Practitioners Board and have a current NSW Driver Licence, plus the capacity and willingness to travel throughout your region as required.

Please note that you’ll be required to undertake a functional health assessment as part of your pre-employment conditions before an offer on employment can be made.

Interested? Or a recent Graduate? That’s okay, we are keen to hear from Graduates as well as experienced Veterinarians. If this opportunity sounds ideal, we’d love to hear from you!

Applying is easy. Please apply by submitting your resume and a brief cover letter outlining why being a District Veterinarian with LLS is for you.

Closing Date:  Friday 22nd July 2022 @ 5.00pm

For more information about working as a District Veterinarian, please contact Andrew Biddle Team Leader Animal Biosecurity & Welfare on 0427 825 725 or via and you can also download the Role Description.

Additional Information:
A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required.

About Local Land Services:

Local Land Services (LLS) is a regional-focused NSW Government agency delivering quality customer services to farmers, landholders and the wider community. We help people make better decisions about the land they manage and assist rural and regional communities to be profitable and sustainable into the future. We bring together a wide range of service and advisory functions including agriculture, biosecurity, natural resource management, land management, biodiversity, emergency services, private native forestry and the Soil Conservation Service.

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